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More Than 1 Million Coffee Makers Recalled Over Burn Risk

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – More than a million coffee makers are being recalled after dozens of reports of the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto people.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says  more than 1.7 million Tassimo and Bosch single-cup coffee makers sold in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled after 140 incidents – including 37 people suffering second-degree burns. In one incident, a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota was hospitalized with second-degree burns to her face and neck.

About 835,000 Tassimo coffee makers are on recall in the United States, while another 900,000 are being recalled in Canada. The recalled machines have been sold since June 2008 for $100-$250 at retailers nationwide.

In addition, Kraft is recalling 4 million Tassimo espresso “T-disc,” the plastic disc that holds the coffee, sold under the Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob brands after 21 reports of hot liquid or grounds spraying from them. In Canada, a 2-year-old girl suffered second-degree burns to her face.

Consumers can contact the company at 866-918-8763 for more information or visit its website at www.tassimodirect.com.

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